Saturday, January 09, 2010

2010 book 12

Katherine Weber's True Confections
I mostly liked Weber's novel Triangle quite a bit, and when I saw that her new one was about a candy company, I was totally excited to read it. To be more accurate, it's about a woman telling the story of how she came to work at the Jewish-family-owned company after an incident with a fire, marry the son and heir, and how things went kind of haywire after that. She's a classically unreliable narrator, to great effect, and the descriptions of the factory and the candy made me hungry. Great dysfunctional family dynamics, too. A.

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